Proper Protocol When It Comes To Commercial Skip Bins

If you’re unfamiliar with how using a skip bin works, you’re certainly not the only one – hiring commercial bins is not exactly a regular thing people do, so it can be confusing trying to understand which one is right for you. Understanding what you need to look for is an important part of the skip bin buying or hiring process, but it learning what these things are certainly doesn’t have to be difficult. In this article, we take a look at a few key things to considering next time you’re looking to make the most of a commercial skip bin.

Finding the right size

Whether you’re looking for commercial bins for sale or simply looking to hire, the same list of dos and do-nots still applies. Perhaps the best place to start is by understanding what you need your skip for, as this should dictate the size of the bin. Considering this beforehand is helpful because even though you might feel like the biggest bin possible is a no-fuss way to go, these can be much more expensive than smaller bins and take up a lot of (sometimes unnecessary) space. To get a better understanding of how big you might need your skip to be, make sure to gather the waste you plan to discard to get a better sense of what volume you might need. It’s often the case that you need a smaller skip than you might first believe due to people packing these bins so efficiently a lot of the time. By learning the best ways to put rubbish in the bin – rather than simply throwing rubbish in when you need to – you’ll be able to save a lot of money in the long run, whether it be due to less frequent pick up costs or the need to buy or hire a smaller bin to fit the same amount of rubbish.

What to put (and what not to put) in your bin

Understanding what goes in a commercial bin is also an important part of the learning process. Materials you’re looking to discard will often depend entirely on the job at hand – for example, house renovations, commercial warehouses and construction sites will typically get rid of different things, but there are still some key restrictions to keep in mind regardless of what you’re doing. Generally, you can put things like You can put sand, bricks, wood, steel, furniture, plastics, paper and most organic green waste into most skip bins, but you can’t put in things like food waste and liquid waste in (for reasons that should be obvious). There are some other things that may be put into skips, such as batteries, car tyres and asbestos, but if you’re hiring your skip these will usually be subject to the terms of the company you’re hiring the bin from (e.g. it may incur an additional fee).

Not sure what skip is right for you?

Even considering the above points, it’s not necessarily simple to find the perfect skip. If you’re planning on buying one, it might be worth your while to hire one first to get a sense of what size really is best for your needs. If this still doesn’t work, getting in touch with the professionals or doing a bit of research into your industry should yield some favourable results.